PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Pickens County Retired Educators Association Hears About Physical Fitness (10/17/2014)

    "Come play with us and our wonderful toys" was the invitation Kristina Harkins extended to local retired educators at their October meeting. Ms. Hawkins, representing Jasper Fitness Center, explained the Silver Slippers program available to many senior citizens through their insurance plans. She s... more
  • Pickens County Retired Educators Association Hears About Physical Fitness
  • New Drama Program For Children at CAPAA (10/16/2014)
    Grades 3rd - 9th sign up by October 30th
    The Creative and Performing Arts Academy is excited to offer a new drama program for children in grades 3rd – 8th. The class will create and perform a Christmas themed piece. The students will be given the opportunity to act, write their own dialogue and monologues and there will also be seasonal mu... more
  • New Drama Program For Children at CAPAA
  • Oktoberfest drew a festive crowd despite a dismal forecast (10/16/2014)

    The Big Canoe Oktoberfest has always been a popular fall event—rain or shine—and this year the weather provided both. (Links to Smoke Signals article)...
  • Oktoberfest drew a festive crowd despite a dismal forecast
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners Meeting (Video) (10/16/2014)

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  • Tate Day Festival Plans Move Forward (10/16/2014)

    Marble Festival has passed; Talking Rock Heritage Days are a week away. Attention now turns to Pickens County's third annual fall festival-Tate Day. In 2006, then Sole Commissioner Robert Jones signed a proclamation designating the first Saturday of each November as Marble Valley Friends' Tate D... more
  • Tate Day Festival Plans Move Forward
  • Trail Tree Newsletter October 2014 (10/16/2014)
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    In this issue: Trail tree database, Indian Trails Mapping Program, Mystery of the Trees Documentary, Mystery of the Trees Presentations and Book Signings, Dee Sturgis Artis, ...
  • Trail Tree Newsletter October 2014
  • CARES July - September 2014 Newsletter (PDF) (10/15/2014)
    A Taste of Pickens is November 8th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Monday hours are now 12:30 p.m-3:00 p.m. In this issue: Volunteer Highlights, From Your Director, From the Front Lines, Events, Rev. Ben Laughlin Board of Director Highlight...
  • CARES July - September 2014 Newsletter (PDF)
  • Habitat New Hope Acres (10/15/2014)

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  • Habitat New Hope Acres
  • South Cherokee Driver Improvement Clinic Changing Lanes October Issue (10/15/2014)
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    Read all about how you can win a $25 gas card just for taking a selfie! ...
  • South Cherokee Driver Improvement Clinic Changing Lanes October Issue
  • Four Legged Love From Diego (10/14/2014)
    Four-month-old Chihuahua mix male dog ADOPTED
    Hi, I am Diego, the perfect lap dog. I am small; I weigh about six pounds, and I love to be held. When I am in your arms, my ears perk up to let you know how happy that makes me. The people here at the Pickens Animal Rescue Ranch say I am sweet, playful, and get along well with other dog... more
  • Four Legged Love From Diego
  • Pickens County Chamber Recognizes Cora’s Country Diner with a Ribbon Cutting (10/14/2014)

    The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome new member Cora's Country Diner to the Chamber and congratulate them on their Ribbon Cutting, held September 25th. Cora grew up in the kitchen watching her mama cook. She taught her a lot and especially how to make her biscuits. Her ma... more
  • Pickens County Chamber Recognizes Cora’s Country Diner with a Ribbon Cutting
  • PICKENS COUNTY SCHOOLS TWO HOUR DELAY (10/14/2014)

    Due to the threat of severe storms and inclement weather conditions, the Pickens County School District will operate on a two-hour delay today, (Tuesday, October 14, 2014). Parents should expect their child's bus to arrive two hours later than usual. The bus drivers usually begin their routes at 6... more
  • PICKENS COUNTY SCHOOLS TWO HOUR DELAY
  • Pumpkin Time at the Jasper Farmers Market (10/14/2014)

    Pumpkin versus Sweet Potato. A yearly decision unless you have already determined which you will have for your fall feast; maybe a family tradition, maybe a compromise, maybe you switch back and forth, or maybe you have both. Bring your best to the market and enter the contest. You can enter e... more
  • Pumpkin Time at the Jasper Farmers Market
  • THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY ABOUT REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT IN GEORGIA (10/14/2014)
    Pickens County GA Tea Party on October 28th at Rocco's Pub
    Although the Refugee Resettlement program is a federal project passed during the Carter administration in the 1970’s, the states, including Georgia, now are saddled with the enormous expense of supporting this disastrous, abnormal immigration process. The original intent of Refugee Resettlement wa... more
  • THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY ABOUT REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT IN GEORGIA
  • Torres joins Renasant Bank Mortgage Team (10/14/2014)

    Renasant Georgia is pleased to announce Donna Torres has joined their Mortgage Lending Team. Donna will serve as Mortgage Banker for both Jasper and Marble Hill Branch locations based at 251 Hwy 515 Jasper, Georgia and 90 Steve Tate Hwy Marble Hill, Georgia respectively. Torres has 10 years of b... more
  • Torres joins Renasant Bank Mortgage Team
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